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Hide a user from the Directory

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

If a user doesn't want to share their profile information in your organization's Directory, you can hide their profile. When you hide a user in Directory:

  • Their profile information won't autocomplete when other users enter addresses in services like Gmail and Calendar
  • Their profile information won't appear in other users' Contacts Manager
  • Their profile information won't appear in Cloud Search results

Hide a user's contact information

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Directoryand thenUsers.
  3. In the Users list, find the user. If you need help, go to Find a user account.
  4. Click the user’s name to open their account page.
  5. Click User information.
  6. Click Directory sharing and then Turn off .
  7. Click Done.

Changes can take up to 24 hours but typically happen more quickly. Learn more

To let other users find a user's information in the Directory, click Directory sharing and thenTurn on . Click Done to save your changes.

Hide many users with a batch request

If you have many users that you want to hide from Directory, you can use the Directory API to do a bulk update.

Create a batch request to set includeInGlobalAddressList to false for the users.

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